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Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Owen Wilson ... Lightning McQueen (voice)
Cristela Alonzo ... Cruz Ramirez (voice)
Chris Cooper ... Smokey (voice)
Nathan Fillion ... Sterling (voice)
Larry the Cable Guy ... Mater (voice)
Armie Hammer ... Jackson Storm (voice)
Ray Magliozzi Ray Magliozzi ... Dusty (voice)
Tony Shalhoub ... Luigi (voice)
Bonnie Hunt ... Sally (voice)
Lea DeLaria ... Miss Fritter (voice)
Kerry Washington ... Natalie Certain (voice)
Bob Costas ... Bob Cutlass (voice)
Margo Martindale ... Louise Nash (voice)
Darrell Waltrip ... Darrell Cartrip (voice)
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... River Scott (voice)
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Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage! Written by Pixar

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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

16 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$175,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,688,680, 18 June 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$152,901,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$383,889,151
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Performed by Andra Day
Produced by Andra Day and Dave Wood
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I've never been so bored in a movie theater before
17 June 2017 | by hollymelon-29615See all my reviews

I went to see Cars 3 with my younger sister and, as a long-time Pixar fan, I guess I have to finally face the music: Pixar movies are simply not as good as before anymore. The first installment of Cars, even though not as beloved as some of the studio's other efforts, was a heartfelt and entertaining story for kids and adults alike. This, on the other hand, was an incoherent mess with so much boring and unnecessary dialogue it makes your head hurt after leaving the theater (but you're still happy it's all over)

The movie kicks off with something I bet most kids won't even understand: Lightning McQueen is old. Yup, right. Even though he looks and sounds exactly the same, we have to accept he's old and can't compete against modern, shiny race cars. Now I don't think that's a good premise for a kids' movie, but it could give us adults something to chew on, right?

Well, no. Apparently what we have to do is spend our time observing race simulators and a whole bunch of absolutely indistinguishable secondary characters telling McQueen what to do in his situation, with some race scenes thrown into the mix to keep us awake (although it had a reverse effect on me). One of them (the Thunder Hollow Speedway) was particularly messy and disturbing. It left my sister bewildered and constantly asking why are these cars so evil and why they want to kill each other.

Oh, and about an hour into the movie we understand that Cruz, an annoying yellowish "coach" car who apparently doesn't know how to race at all, is a main character, too, and the story isn't even about McQueen proving he still got it, but about this new car, who isn't even a race car at all, magically defeating all those big bad new racers simply because girl power. Well, I'm a girl and I'm not impressed.

Boring story, boring characters, and an ending that defies logic even in the world of sentient vehicles; I'm pretty sure that's the end of Cars franchise, and despite fond memories of the first movie, all I have to say is good riddance.


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